Assessment, Success Criteria, Looking Forward

By Megan Cooke and Phil Stegink We hope you’ve been reading or listening to our previous posts on the topic of assessing learning during this time of at-home teaching.  In the first post we prioritized learning over learner compliance, and we established . . .

Assessment, Learning Intentions, and Learning Engagement

You can listen to this blog here (11 minutes): https://allbelong.org/media/Blog-2_mixdown.mp3 In our first post to this blog on the topic of assessing student learning while teaching remotely, we made the point that assessment of learning continues to have a place in our teaching . . .

Weston Thrives at Providence Christian School

“Weston is a full citizen of first-grade,” remarked Marji Voetberg, All Belong teacher consultant, during a recent visit to Providence Christian School in Kalamazoo, MI. Today, his place of belonging in the classroom fills Weston’s parents and teachers with gratitude . . .

Bronson Belongs

Jake and Lindsay Breakey always knew they wanted a Christian education for their future children, and from the time they were married they had their hearts set on Lynden Christian Schools in Northwest Washington.  When their first son, Bronson, didn’t meet his developmental milestones, Lindsay . . .

What We Read This Summer

Even if class wasn’t in session, that didn’t stop our staff from learning this summer! We’ve compiled a list of books we’ve been reading the past couple months, with topics ranging from practical tips for promoting inclusive worship to seeing . . .

Kindergarten Success: Weston’s Home at Providence Christian

Rooted in the belief that church and school work in tandem to reinforce the teachings occurring at home, six-year-old Weston’s parents desired a Christian education for their son. They wanted him to attend Providence Christian School (PCS) where his older . . .

Donor Profile: Ruth and Jim Sytsma

“Getting to know All Belong was a learning process for me, but it really opened my eyes to the potential of every kid,” recalls Jim Sytsma about his previous service on the All Belong Board of Directors. He knew little . . .

Belonging Among Friends: A Graduation Reflection

To belong means “to have solid friendships”, according to a group of South Christian High School (Byron Center, MI) seniors. For many of these students, their K-12 education has been uniquely shaped by their friendship with fellow senior, Isaac Postma, . . .